Become a Certified Professional Dog Trainer
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Level 1 Apprentice Information
In the level one apprenticeship program, you will be reading, taking written tests, discussing training practices, when you are ready, you will be attending classes, assisting with class protocols and trainings. This level of your training requires 145 hours over the course of six months because of the volume of not only information, but hands on practice you are required to complete.
Level 1 Apprentice
Level 1 Apprentice - 145 hours - $1,500.00
At this beginning level, you will obtain the foundational skills and information necessary for a basic level dog trainer. At completion of this 145 hours, you should be prepared to become an unpaid or paid training assistant.
Prerequisites for Level 1 Apprentice - 145 hours
Commitment for Level 1 Apprentice - 145 hours
As an Apprentice, you will attend all of the classes in any session that they agree to assist. Missing one or more classes may require a single "make-up" class or, at the discretion of the instructor and Kat Rollins, may require an entire "make-up" session.
Curriculum for Level 1 Apprentice - 145 hours
56 hours minimum (four full sessions/2 classes per session) of Level 1 Class - preparation, observation, assisting, student teaching, wrap up
10 hours minimum observing private training and/or advanced classes, assisting as appropriate
8 hours minimum discussion and review of class observations, assigned reading, videos
20 hours minimum assisting w/shelter behavioral assessments
25 hours minimum working with/training shelter dogs
24 hours minimum animal care/administrative assistance
1 hour - written exam
1 hour - practical exam
Apprentices must complete all required reading and assigned videos within one year of start date in order to successfully complete the program.
Level 1 Apprentice Cost: $1,500.00